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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Let it Snow!



Let it snow? Well, not really - please! We've had some cold rainy days this week but at least no snow!!

Wk 4 of retirement and I'm having some fun with Merry Monday today - Kathy's challenge is to create a snowy Christmas card. I couldn't wait to try a card using a new-to-me snowman set by Avery Elle. Just love this darling image and I ordered the matching die too.

Here's my card:

Let it Snow
Supplies: Stamps - Avery Elle's Be Jolly (snowman); Hero Arts DC164 Woodland Set by Lia (sentiment); Lawn Fawn Snow Day (row of trees); Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow. Matching dies to snowman and trees; Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle. 
Inks - Memento Tuxedo Black; Tumbled Glass, Pine Needles & Mermaid Lagoon Distress Inks. Paper - Neenah Solar White; Hero Arts Azure. Copic markers; Doodlebug enamel dots; Ranger Black Enamel Accents, Blue Icy Stickles; Viva Decor Ice white Pearl Pen

Steps:
  1. Cut a white 3.5" x 4.75" panel.
  2. Stamped and clear embossed the sentiment in the lower right corner. Shaded it with Copic B00.
  3. Stamped the snowman image with its own "snowbank" directly on the card; shaded the snow.
  4. Stamped and white embossed the "falling snow". I shaded the "sky" portion with a bit of Distress Ink.
  5. Stamped the row of trees and the snowman on a scrap piece of white; then die cut each.
  6. Colored the snowman with Copics, added black Enamel Accents to the eyes and mouth, enamel dots over the stamped buttons and blue stickles on the hat. 
  7. Adhered the row of trees directly onto the card, then popped the die cut snowman with foam tape over the stamped image on the card. 
  8. Added pearl pen to the "snow".
  9. Matted the white panel with blue.
  10. Die cut a white stitched rectangle and adhered to a top fold A2 blue card.
  11. Adhered the matted snowman panel to the card.
I enjoyed making this "snowy" card. Be sure to stop by Merry Monday and check out the wonderful creations this week!

10 comments:

Lin said...

Adorable, Linda - what a cute scene! I was working on my card for this challenge today, and it was a weird feeling, wasn't it?! You never know, living where we do, but hopefully the white stuff is gone for awhile now!

Bonnie said...

Hi, Linda. Looks like you're still enjoying retirement! Love this fun snowman and the snowy scene you've placed him in! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

jasann said...

Hi Linda, such a lovely card, just love the snowman and the glittery snowflakes, thanks for sharing!!!!!!

Betty Keefe said...

darling little snowman scene - and hard to believe you've been retired 4 weeks already - time flies when you're having fun!!

Colleen said...

Linda, this is such a cute card, I love the added dimension to your card with the trees in the background and the snow falling! He is a cute snowman! Thank you for sharing this at Merry Monday!

Linda said...

Your snowman is just too adorable. Great card. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

Cat Craig said...

What an adorable card Linda. I Love the flurries you added. Such wonderful dimension.

Greta said...

Super cute, Linda! Love the bright blue scarf, hat & words!

Karen L K said...

So cute! That nice snowman looks great on that background.

Anonymous said...

adorable snowman and love the background
Christine A